To achieve an immediate effect, SIGNAL aims to reach the elite scholars of China who impact Chinese policy and provide a platform for these influential Chinese and Israeli scholars to share ideas and analyses on subjects of pressing mutual interest and concern. SIGNAL achieves this through hosting delegations in Israel, establishing joint research projects and conducting strategic dialogues in China and Israel.
Through Conferences and Symposiums, Briefings, and Delegation visits, Joint research SIGNAL ensures an all-important continuous presence in China.
Conferences & Symposium:
In 2012, SIGNAL hosted and participated in geo-strategic and academic conferences across China. These academic gatherings serve to create strong relationships between Israeli and Chinese policy advisors on an intellectual and personal level. The result is a more free and frank exchange of ideas where Chinese scholars and experts can gain broader understandings of the Middle East.
SIGNAL was invited to participate in the conference hosted by the China Center for
Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) entitled “The Contemporary World Multilateral Dialogue: The Changing World and China in Development”.
CCCWS is the research center for China’s National Security Office and is based within the Internal Affairs department. Wielding great influence in Foreign affairs decision making, CCCWS is integral to the internal affairs department and is a relevant example of how government and Party employ academia.
SIGNAL co-hosted the premier Israel Studies Conference with Bar Ilan University, Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU) and Fudan University. Approximately 75 leading Israeli and Chinese scholars as well as Israeli and Chinese executives and energy experts presented at the conference. The conference featured 3 special panels: The place of Innovation in Sino-Israeli Business, The strategic importance of Oil Alternatives, and a closed session on Energy Security.